Explore the most popular Camping trails in Weminuche Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Just finished a hike this afternoon with great conditions. I really like this trail for its diversity, open meadows and overall views. It certainly can make your heart pump in the last 1/2 mile or so, but I really the challenge. It’s one of my top couple of trails in the Pagosa Springs area.

Aspen in full glory! Great hike.. has it all. Last stretch to falls is fairly steep but rest of trail is casual. Wife and I not skilled hikers and we completed in under 4 hours... that included plenty of resting/enjoying time at falls.

Peaceful and pretty, with fall colors just starting (aspens look to be a week away from turning). Well worth the effort.

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rocky
1 month ago

very nice. found 2 falls. couldn't access the splash pool of the big one.

A fantastic weekend loop. Start at the same parking lot for Fourmile Falls Trail but take the West Fork onto Anderson Trail up the mountain. This portion of the trail is very lightly travelled and offers excellent views of the area. There is some moderate/difficult elevation gain involved but the Trail is very well marked. This could be done as a 1 day but would recommend it as an overnight. Camp at the lovely lake which is right at intersection of Anderson and Fourmile Falls trail. Per my map the lake is at 8.2 miles from the parking lot. Very few people venture up all the way to the lake on the highly travelled Fourmile Falls trail. Take the Fourmile trail back down to the parking lot enjoying access and views of the falls back to the parking lot.

A not-to-strenuous hike through medows and pines. Despite beetle kill devastating the area, it's a beautiful hike leading to a majestic waterfall.

Diverse moderate hike. A little difficult to find correct trail after 3 miles. There are two falls. Fall Creek Falls is to the left of Four Mile Falls. Ranger said most people mistake the falls on the left for Four Mile Falls.

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bugs
over grown
2 months ago

We just finished this trail. There were at least 5 if not 6 avalanche debris fields on the Elk creek trail. They were all well marked but took extra time to navigate. One stream crossing after the Vallecito bridge about mid calf. Small amounts of debris from avalanche on the Needles creek trail but easy to navigate. Lots of people in the Chicago Basin, no one in the Johnson creek or Vallecito creek area. Lots of flowers, waterfalls, and views. Great hike!

Great trail. Often very crowded.

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over grown
scramble
3 months ago

Several avalanches have occurred blocking the trail but it has been marked so you don’t get lost. There are numerous downed trees to navigate but otherwise the trail is in great condition. The wildflowers are in full bloom. Very scenic trail with great views and numerous waterfalls.

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rocky
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washed out
3 months ago

A very scenic trail. It was supposed to be a trail running experience, but the number of obstacles (and me not having trail running shoes) turned it to more of a hike with running about a third of the way. Streams to cross, streams to walk in (as they choose the path for their riverbed), landslides and other surprises make it varied and interesting.

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bugs
3 months ago

A friend and I attempted this horseshoe hike in reverse last weekend (Aug 1—4). We met others that were completing this 36-40 mile trip as we were walking into the wilderness from Needleton. (we were going from Needleton to Elk Park). The bridge at Vallecito Creek, near Johnson Creek, is still good. This is the "fourth bridge" of vallecito creek, north of the vallecito campground/Trailhead. I got injured jumping off the bridge there, so we couldn't complete the hike north over hunchback pass, and down Elk creek...we were kinda bummed. This hike is definitely a good one! We're excited to attempt it another time...

This is one of the best trails in Pagosa. Trees, meadows, creeks, waterfalls, it’s just great. I’d say moderate +. The last part to the falls is treacherous, at least for an old guy like me. And the trail is hard to find there too - you have cross the creek and hunt around. Still, worth all the effort.

Enjoyed a tough hike, lots of friendly folks out there.

not too long, very doable and not too many people out.

Bring plenty of water, great hike! Trip back was toughest, what goes down must come back up! Good for dogs, as there where multiple streams to cool off and water up. My 6.5 daughter completed it, challenging but doable and fun!

Beautiful hike would definitely recommend if your in the Pagosa area!

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

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